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Indonesia Apology Urged Over Massacre of a Million Citizens in 1965

Categories: East Asia, Indonesia, History, Human Rights, Politics

Human rights groups Tapol and East Timor and Indonesia Action Network have launched a campaign [1] called ‘Say Sorry for '65’ addressed to the Indonesian government in relation to the reported killing [2] of a million citizens during the anti-communist campaign of the government in the 1960s:

In 1965/66, up to a million Indonesians were massacred by the military, paramilitary and civilian mobs. Hundreds of thousands more were injured, disappeared, raped and imprisoned without trial. The United States and the United Kingdom secretly welcomed and supported the killings.

For fifty years the victims have been asking for justice and for the government to Say Sorry for ‘65, but Indonesia denies these crimes even happened.